No.306, English Orient, is a classic English mixture from Newminster, developed from flue-cured African Virginias, Black Cavendish, Mexican Burleys and Cyprus Latakia. Then, on top of these fantastic tobaccos, a spicy Turkish Samsun grown on the Black Sea coast is added, just to give the final touch of excellence. This non-aromatic blend produces an astonishing array of refined flavors ranging in strength.
Smooth as silk. This is a very refined blend. No one component or flavor overpowers, which is unique in itself, but creates an ensemble. Ina sense, it's own flavor. Luscious, smooth and balanced. Great no bite, all-day smoke. Burns cool and left only... Read More white ash. In a world of English blends, this is a rare breed, must have. Read Less
There is plenty of room in the tobacco world for an English blend that insists on allowing all its components equal time. "Will the gentleman from Latakia kindly take his seat?"
Newminster English Orient has a wonderfully round taste, wher... Read Moree the Latakia is present in a supporting role. The addition of the turkish leaf and the cavendish make sure their dark companion doesn't take over, and that makes this blend delightful, especially earlier in the day.
English Orient packs well, lights well (does need a char light) and burns cleanly. Save your "Lat-bombs" for later in the day, and enjoy this with coffee, while writing, or after lunch. Read Less
Rather new at the pipe. Started with aromatics and have found the English blends to be my go to. First bowl and I love it. I think this will be a great all day smoke. It is smooth and almost has a sweetness to it. Definitely will be ordering more of ... Read Morethis. Read Less
The bag note is a bit muted, but don't let that fool you. A bit moist, packs well though. The smoke is full and it burns cool, really cool once it gets going. No problem keeping the burn going. It took the first third of the bowl before it settle... Read Mored down. The second third was all cocoa, nice semi-sweet chocolate. Never gets hot or bitey. In the last third the latakia began to come thru but that didn't last as the orientals and burley made for a spice and cool smoke. There were hints of sour and sweet, both a pleasant experience. A very good blend. Read Less
Well, this isn't a very "Englishy" tobacco, straying pretty wide from the path of traditional Englishes, but that's not to say it's a bad thing. Seems to be one of those "kitchen sink" blends, with a little of everything thrown in... Read More. Everyone's biochemistry and physiology are like snowflakes I know, but my tastebuds don't find anything exceptionally remarkable in this smoke, save for perhaps its smoothness and easy "smokability"; nothing particularly stands out, either good or bad. This batch I'm smoking now has been sealed in a Mason jar for about 5 months. I'll probably smoke a little now and then, just for a change but it won't be a regular smoke, and when I finish all this batch (who knows when?), I doubt I'll order more, since there are too many really wonderful blends available that are much more suitable to my taste. Read Less
This has become one of my favorites. Great taste, No bite. Burns and packs good, no goop in bowl. Fine Lat flavor without being over board, other tobaccos come through. This one is very good for an all day smoke. I'm glade I bought 8oz, I will re... Read Moreorder this one. Read Less
Let's not keep this secret, retrohalers dream, I am smoking my first pipe as I write this, I've got all the super english, balkan, latakia lovers smokes, this smoke is so nice, one match light, beautiful turkish up front, unbelievably smooth, do your... Read Moreself a massive favour and order this one, as soon as the masses find it, who knows what might happen, stock up so your never left alone, this smoke is great company, one of the easiest englishes you'll ever smoke, I'm smoking as is, I won't adulterate this one, I'm more than fine with it, I'm sure you will be too, well what are you waiting for, kind regards, from Adalaide, South Australia. Read Less
I had a pipe maker throw in a small sample of this stuff along with a pipe I bought from him and I was instantly hooked. This isn't a traditional English blend but that's alright with me. 😉 The addition of the Cavendish and Turkish tobaccos gives th... Read Moreis blend an amazing, indescribable flavor profile. Room note is mild and non offending. I've smoked through this stuff slowly as well as rather quickly and there is little to no tongue bite at all. If your an aromatic tobacco smoker and a little hesitant to take your first step into non-aromatic tobaccos I think this would be an excellent one to try. I keep a couple jars filled with this stuff and it's a regular staple in my rotation. Outstanding! 👍👍 Read Less
This was my first sucessful delivery. Perfectly sealed. During opening the bag I smelt a beautiful scent. The taste was pleasurable but after a couple weeks, it was best thought to be in rotation. Following several constant puffs throughout the day, ... Read Moreit gravels your tongue. Sometimes becoming painful in conjunction with a beverage. I noticed similarity to black gunpowder..
Waivering a second batch. The taste is relative to at least 3 flavors. Perfect for a mid morning. I found consuming a fizzy drink helped with the aroma. Read Less
Very enjoyable and sure to be added to my regular rotation. I feel that this blend is very smooth, but would benefit greatly from a little cellaring. I will definitely buy this blend again and set some back to age and mature.
This is a very enjoyable smoke. The flavours come in chunks, rather than in a well blended way. I like that though! This is a robust product - each flavour that comes through has real pedigree. A classy product, I'll come back to it from time to time... Read More. The topping/flavouring (from the cavendish) is quite noticeable - I don't know what it is, but it's quite nice for a change of pace. This would probably be a great transition smoke for those moving from aromatics to English/Orientals. Read Less
This is one of my "go to" English blends. Even though, by definition, an "English" blend is Virginias and Latakia only, I feel the addition of Burleys and Cavendish makes this blend more complex and flavorful. The addition of Turkish Samsun makes it ... Read Morea luxury blend at a very affordable price point. Read Less
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